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. >> many thanks. keep us updated. that live report from pretoria outside the courthouse where oscar pistorius will appear shortly. now to the rest of news. israel has confirmed for the first time it's simple in prison and australian-is really national under a false name after reporting the restrictions on the so-called prisoner x were lifted. the man later died in custody. now this report. parks israel has broken its silence on the case of the mysterious prisoner x, a man who purportedly had died in this prison. the government has confirmed it jailed a man with dual nationality under a false name. its statement says " a prisoner was an israeli citizen and also had foreign citizenship was jailed for security reasons. prisoner was held under a pseudonym, but his family was notified of the arrest immediately." >> it goes on to say the prisoners' rights were observed at all times but that he was found dead in his cell two years ago. australian tv says this is the man held prisoner. he reportedly held israeli and australian citizenship and used three different names. ben zygier, ben alle
. zeno of elea, who predated aristotle, wrote a series of paradoxes that still give us pause today. one of the best known tells the story of achilles and the tortoise and their race. achilles is such a fast runner, he gives the tortoise a head start. they each run at constant speeds: achilles very fast, the tortoise very slow. after a finite amount of time, achilles gets to where the tortoise started, but the tortoise will have moved on. it takes achilles a finite amount of time to get to the tortoise's next spot, but by the time he arrives, the tortoise will have moved on from there as well. and so on, and so on, over and over again, ad infinitum. despite what our senses tell us, zeno is telling us that achilles will never catch the tortoise. zeno's paradoxes were a big problem for the greek philosophers, and they did just about everything they could to avoid confronting the infinite because they based their arithmetic and their entire worldview on something much more tangible: geometry. their notion of the mathematical and the physical was intimately linked to the practice of measurin
use it in our future endeavors. >> exactly. and i went to a wedding and saw the same thing - people talking about, in vows, the relationship between two people. love, i mean, you could spend a lifetime and do worse than just contemplate love, what it means in tererms of identity and relationship. and exactly what we're saying - very common things being used in here to do it. so just as kind of an ongoing homework assignment, look into that sort of thing, see if you can see some of the things that we're going over in class. anybody else have an experience along that line they want to share? >> well, we saw a movie, as a good example, and the movie was called, the price above rubies , and it's from the bible - a woman of valor is worth more than the price above rubies - paraphrasing it. and it really was indicative of fundamental religions in general. it basically was about hasidic judaism, but it could have been an example of any fundamentalist root that is quite exclusionary if you don't strictly adhere to its rules, and it can be quite cruel in many aspects. it can also have a trem
. when someone takes advantage of a relationship by using force, or threatening to use force, it is abuse. - who is it? - it's my husband. the most common place for it to occur is in the home. david bennett: i think one of the things that is very hidden in our societies, certainly societies that have levels of outward violence, is violence within the family, directed at women and children. about one in three women is more likely to be abused in some form in her life domestically, by someone she loves or knows. and he kept hitting me in the face and punching me in the ribs... and i had a bloody nose and i was scared to death. we had this amazing 19-year-old girl come up the ramp into the clinic pushing one of those dual carriages with the twin boys in it. and she comes in, walks in the door and she says, "the premature baby clinic across the street sent me here. they said you might be able to help me." and she says, "he started beating me again." and the story unfolded that she had delivered these two little boys prematurely, because she had been severely beaten in pregnancy, a very common
around us that seems bent on our creating our own demise? our sojourn through the wide, cool halls of the egyptian museum in cairo dramatically reinforces our three interrelated introductory class themes. rites of passage - in this case death - generate boundary questions - "where do i go when i die?" which is a pervasive human preoccupation from our most ancient civilizations up to the present. if nothing else, our mortality is the commonality that binds humanity together, and forces us to formulate religious answers to the sometimes overwhelming demands of our shared existence. faced with death, as are we all, the ancient egyptian pharaohs responded with unparalleled creative energy in their quest for immortality - from the magnificent statuary, elaborate burial masks, to the golden sarcophagus from tutankhamen's tomb, the visitor is struck by the egyptian response to death. of course, for most people, the pyramids of giza are ancient egypt. through the burial tombs for three pharaohs - a father, son, grandson trio who reigned during the 26th century before the common era - an eg
feel good knowing that one of us is getting an a." wouldn't you feel that way? right? right? right? you say, "one of us made it, man." and you go home at night and you're flunking all your courses and you got a grin on your face and someone say, "how come you're grinning?" and you say, "'cause one of us is making it, one of us is making it." you know how it was back in the seventies when i gave that lady the a? the class asked me, "is she really getting an a?" "yes, she's getting an a." i said, "scout's honor." and someone, "she's really getting an a for that?" i said, "yes." and guess what they did? ooh, they didn't like it. one of their own. boom, am i glad to see we're developing. isn't that right, gang? [laughter] that's the old days. you know, this center of gravity has to do with a lot of things, like it has to do with, like, your body condition. let me give you-- let me show you what i mean. this is an ordinary woman. where's her center of gravity? right above her head. it's about right here. center of gravity. i mean, it's ol' mother earth pulling down as if all her weight were
orders. i make strong suggestions. i think if only one of us is to be in charge, it ought to be me. you're in the kitchen most of the day, hidden away, out of view, where you should be. i'm sorry, but i don't know if i can work here if you are the boss. i'm positive that i can't work here if you're the boss. - i know. maybe jamal can be the boss. - what ? weren't you in charge of a bunch of people back in egypt ? well, yes, but-- you know, that's not such a bad idea. i agree. that is a good idea. i am honored. that even sounds like mr. brashov. - but i must turn down your offer. - oh, no. why ? my wife is out of town on business this week, and i've got my hands full with the baby. so, then, who should be in charge ? we know it can't be henry. he's too young to be a boss, and he only works part-time. i'll change my schedule if i can be the boss. not on your life. i had a hunch you might all show up early today. what ? you have been unanimously elected to be in charge of crossroads cafe. - wait ! wait ! - no way. i'm retired, remember ? these old b
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